The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Members of St. Louis Rowing Club (SLRC) go under a bridge during practice on Sunday, Sept. 22.

In the same boat

Ava Duggin, web managing editor October 21, 2021

“Sailboat Cove” is written in large letters on the sign. The boathouse is big, tan and tucked behind a 320-acre lake. In front of it are rows of long, white boats, some accented with red or blue stripes....

TKC asked students to share their thoughts about returning to school.

Student voices of Kirkwood: Return to school

Mya Copeland and Ava Duggin August 25, 2021

TKC asked students to share their thoughts about returning to school. Grady Ashley • Sophomore TKC: How was freshman year regarding school? Grady Ashley: Grades-wise it was good, but it...

Simone Biles withdrew from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic team finals due to concerns about her mental health.

Mind over medal

Ava Duggin, web managing editor August 25, 2021

*Opinion One. That's how many people came to my mind when I thought about the 2020 Olympics. Even though 11,656 athletes competed in Tokyo, one girl was the face of it all. From life-size cutouts...

I realized speed doesn’t measure growth. It takes time to come back “stronger than a ’90s trend.”

Fearless – Ava Duggin

Ava Duggin, social media editor May 13, 2021

July 26, 2020. Fourteen months ago I thought about that date everyday. I closed my eyes and tasted the salt in the air. I ran my fingers through my hair and felt confident as I waited in line to enter...

Senior profile: Lindsey Tomlin and Janie Lauberth

Senior profile: Lindsey Tomlin and Janie Lauberth

Ava Duggin, social media editor May 4, 2021

As Janie Lauberth posed for pictures with Lindsey Tomlin, her white sneakers were the only piece of clothing or accessory that was not red. They both wore red shorts and shirts. Lauberth had two red stripes...

“You need to create that healthy relationship with your body and food, Anonymous said. You need to know that no matter what you see when you look in the mirror you are beautiful.

VoK collection: Students share experiences with eating disorders

Ava Duggin, Rachel Finan, and Audrey Blaine March 26, 2021

*TW: This story discusses material that may be upsetting for those who have experienced an eating disorder If you or someone you know is struggling with an eating disorder reach out to someone and get...

The freshmen class had 163 grade fails compared to their usual less than 50.

Jumping in with one foot

Ava Duggin, social media editor March 1, 2021

The Dougherty Ferry parking lot was empty on Aug. 24, 2020. There were no dressed-up seniors lining the sidewalk outside of the entrance. No whistles, no yelling. And no nervous freshman climbing out of...

Christine Settembrino, professional dancer, instructs dance to various KHS students.

Not for the money

Ava Duggin, social media editor February 8, 2021

Christine Settembrino, professional dancer and teacher, walked out the stage door. She just finished a performance. All of a sudden, she noticed a young girl wearing the biggest dress she had ever seen...

These are the 11 albums TKC thinks are worth giving a listen.

TKC’s top 11 music albums

Megan Glasgow, features + in-depth editor February 8, 2021

I asked 11 TKC staffers to write a review of their favorite music album. The results covered pop albums from Harry Styles and Taylor Swift, classics like Pink Floyd and The Beatles and even multilingual...

With 2020 being a year like no other in sports, our TKC staff made sure to capture all of the moments.

Top five sports stories of 2020

Henry Chappell, sports editor January 21, 2021

With 2020 being a year like no other in sports, our TKC staff made sure to capture all of the moments. From an inspirational story of former NFL lineman Jay Leeuwenberg, to professional athletes using...

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